The Trolls Trail Experience
The Trolls Trail Experience
Trolls Trail Experience
The Trolls Trail Experience
Trolls Trail - A well earned break en route!

Trolls Trail Experience

Explore the Trolls Trail

UPDATE; We will be making changes to improve this trip in the next week. If you want further details please contact us.

A wonderful opportunity to cross country ski in Norway in the landscape of the Rondane mountains. This trip is perfect if you want to improve your technique and enjoy a journey on skis. We enjoy three different hotel locations, linking them on skis along sections of the famous Trolls Trail. If you have recently started Nordic skiing, then this trip will allow you to experience part of the Trolls Trail, but in a relaxed fashion. The aim is to introduce you to the concept of point-to-point ski journeys and the variety of accommodation that is typical on this kind of trip. It is great preparation for longer and more committing journeys which you might want to undertake in future. 


  • Improve your skiing with a BASI Approved Nordic Ski School
  • Experience a ski journey through a remote and beautiful landscape
  • Improve your ski technique while cruising the numerous ski tracks
  • Fully qualified BASI Nordic Ski Instructor/International Mountain Leader
  • All meals included, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
  • Norwegian hospitality in three famous mountain hotels
  • Transfer of your luggage from hotel to hotel
  • No ski pass required, the tracks are free

If you have already done a few days of cross country skiing, or completed our Italian Ski Weekend, then you will find this is the perfect progression in the homeland of ski journeys. The trip is a mix of centre based days when you could opt out and relax in the spa if you feel like it, combined with a short ski journey along the Trolls Trail to our next mountain hotel where a warm welcome awaits us.  

I enjoyed the combination of staying in places for two or three nights at a time and skiing to the next place, this being the highlight of th holiday. The trip was well thought out -  in that initially the terrain was more level, gradually becoming more undulating as our skills improved. Emily was very good as an instructor , she was very positive , personable, extremely patient , tactful and understanding and really helped to improve our skills and confidence as the week progressed.


Lyn. Feb 2024


Stunning scenery and a wonderful variety of ski trails through woods, across lakes, following streams and across mountain plateau. I took advantage of the opportunity to ski some extensions most days. Emily was a wonderfully thoughtful and helpful instructor throughout.

- Martin, England, 2023

I was slightly apprehensive ahead of the trip, uncertain if I would be skilled enough and keep up with the rest of the group . However, Emily's instruction and encouragement made it all work for me. A wonderful, albeit tiring, experience in a beautiful part of Norway. I felt a true sense of achievement when the we reached the end of the trip.    

Sheila. UK March 2023


Excellent trip. It was great to combine a couple of hours of skills training followed by an actual ski loop from the very first day. Emily the instructor/guide was excellent. The landscape we were travelling through was amazing and my favourite moment was skiing 2.5km over a frozen lake.    Stephen. Ireland Feb 2023


One of our most enjoyable holidays, made by the superb weather, our lovely guide, Emily and a great group. Stunning views with a wonderful variety of wooded tracks and sking on the plateau, plus delicious food throughout the trip.

- Clare, England, 2022

Skiing in beautiful Norwegian countryside on well marked, quiet trails. Excellent instruction gave me confidence to develop my cross country skills. A perfect trip to develop my skiing.

- Emma, England, 2022

Most enjoyable holiday in a fabulous setting and friendly pleasant accommodation with good food. Guide was outstanding. The long travel to our third destination was the best day.

- John, England, 2022

We spent a week cross country skiing in Norway. Everything was exemplary; Emily, our guide, the hotels, the food. The best moment was feeling like Emily's tips were paying off and I was actually cross country skiing!

- Maddy, England, 2022

It was a wonderful experience and such a great way to see the beautiful landscape. The feeling of accomplishment when we reached the final hotel after skiing over the mountain pass in fresh snow is something I won’t forget. Emily made an incredible experience even better with her care and patience and humour. I can’t wait to go again!

- Rose, Netherlands, 2022

Great to be learning a new skill in wonderful landscapes, weather was amazing. Accommodation very relaxed.

- Helen, England, 2022

Beautiful area with lots of options for day trips. Really enjoyed skiing between hotels with highlight being crossing pass to Hovringen on beautiful day on fresh snow - stunning .Our guide ,Emily , was excellent -great teaching and worked really well with all the group .Hotels were all comfortable well positioned with good to excellent food .

- Tony, Scotland, 2022

I enjoyed the Troll Trail Experience very much. With good ski instruction from our guide Ewen Martin, I improved greatly. The views were spectacular. My favourite day was skiing 18.5 km from Mysuseter to Hovringen. It gave me a great sense of enjoyment and achievement.

- Sandra, Australia, 2020

This was a varied and enjoyable trip; the progression from remembering what skiing was about to the last couple of days of really enjoyable skiing was well managed; Norway also grew on me quickly, particularly the Rondana national park. Ewen was a patient and kind guide who inspired our trust; he and his wife were also excellent company.

- Alison, UK, 2020

Wonderful holiday- excellent guiding and teaching, interesting and challenging ski touring, comfortable hotels and delicious food, and enjoyable companions.

- Andrew, UK, 2020

The Trolls Trail Experience was superb. We had an excellent guide, the views were stunning and the snow conditions perfect. It's difficult to select a particular moment as being the best, but probably skiing across the Wilderness and the trail that passed by Peer Gynt's hut.

- Frances, England, 2020

The trip was an excellent opportunity to further develop a novice skiers skills and the variety of landscape was superb from woodland to high mountain plateau. The highlight of the trip was the last two days partly due to weather,r but also the excellent relaxed accommodation and varying environment.

- Robert, England, 2020


  • Today you will most likely have arrived at Oslo Gardermoen airport, where you will take the train north. The train station at Oslo is in the main airport building. Please refer to the notes on 'Arrival & Departure' in the Trip Information section. It is also possible to arrive at Torp airport, but this requires a bus journey to the main train station at Gardermoen airport. 

    Your guide will meet you in the hotel at approximately 1830 hrs to go through the itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

  • Our hotel is ideally situated in the middle of a network of maintained cross country ski tracks. The terrain is ideal for 'Improvers', in other words those who have done three or four days previous cross country skiing and who now want to progress in terms of technique with a view to undertaking a ski journey through this beautiful landscape. The landscape features birch woodland, and gentle hills, and provides a great venue for cross country skiing with the ever present backdrop of the Rondane mountains. Each day we aim to ski between 10 (6.3) - 15 km (9.4 miles), with a slightly longer day on the day we ski to Høvringen which will be approximately 18 km (11.3 miles). In total we expect to ski around 130km (81 miles) during this week. We will spend time each morning doing ski drills to improve technique, followed by a short journey when we can enjoy the mountain views. Overnight: Rondablikk Hotel.

  • Today we spend time in the morning doing some 'warm up' exercises to ease our muscles into action, then it's back onto the snow to revisit yesterdays skill sessions. With ski tracks right outside the ski room door we never have to go far to enjoy the 'white stuff'. Rondablikk Hotel also has a small 'drag lift' beside a very gentle downhill slope which takes the effort out of making your way back up the hill again.

    This morning we will also aim to take a short film of each person skiing, but only if you wish it. Being able to study film of how you are moving is a wonderful aid to understanding your position on the skis, and how to improve your technique with a view to 'effortless' skiing. Do not worry any review of your film is not done in public, this will be a 1:1 session with your Ski Instructor. We spend the rest of the day cruising around the network of trails at Rondablikk, taking in the views, before retiring to our hotel for a session in the pool, or sauna. 

  • Rondablikk is on the edge of a large lake called Furusjøen which is the setting for an annual cross country ski race. With your new found skills we will be making a journey today to the tiny hamlet of Mysuseter. The Norwegian landscape is sparsely populated, and features many small hamlets, and farming communities and Mysuseter is a perfect example of this. A collection of wooden cabins on the mountainside, with a small shop. There are few non-Norwegian visitors to these parts which is without doubt one of the joys of exploring on skis. If you care to watch our short film clip on this trip page you will hear Lindsay, one of our ski instructors, talking about the range of wildlife to be found in the Rondane. As we make our way on skis from Rondablikk we will be keeping watch for moose! We journey alongside the lake for a short distance before climbing gently towards our next destination. On the way we will provide help and tips to further improve your cross country skiing. Once at Mysuseter we will be collected and taken by private taxi for 50 minutes to our overnight at Putten Seter. (This change to our original itinerary, staying at Putten Seter, is necessary as our hotel at Mysuseter is this winter being used to provide shelter to Ukrainian refugees.)

    Distance: 11km (6.8 miles) Ascent: 144m (472ft) Descent: 147m (483ft)

  • Today we are most likely to take to the hills around Putten Seter in a bid for excellent views and also to encourage skill development with regard to descents and ascents on your skis. It is crucial to gain confidence on both the uphills and downhills to allow you to make progress and to allow you to thoroughly enjoy cross country skiing without fear of stopping and controlling your speed. There are a number of loops that can be done around Putten and we will make a decision based on how everyone is progressing. Whatever we do you can be assured of stunning views and a wonderful wilderness experience. Throughout the day your Ski Instructor will be offering tips and encouragement. Once we have had our fill of the outdoors we will retire once again to our cabins at Putten Seter and the hospitality of Anette who runs these traditional mountain cabins. 

  • This morning we will set out on the final leg of our journey along the Trolls Trail as we ski from Putten Seter to our final hotel at Høvringen. We will aim to do a circuit round Karihaughen mountain which will eventually take us towards Haukliseter hotel where we will spend our final two nights. This is a beautiful day of journeying  and as always we will offer coaching and encouragement throughout the day with the aim of developing your skill on cross country skis. By now you should be starting to get a feel for a point-to-point trip on skis and recognising the commitment to get to the next overnight. The fact you have great food, on open fire, and another sauna awaiting you will hopefully provide the incentive.

    *Distance: 10 - 15km (6 - 9 miles) Descent: 200m (656ft) Ascent: 200m (656ft)

    *Approximate distances as it will depend on weather conditions and the route taken

  • Our final day of skiing we have various possibilities from Høvringen, either a loop into the mountains, or perhaps a ski down to the lovely cafe at Putten for coffee and Norwegian waffles!  Or you might even want to take a day off and go for a gentle snowshoe hike? Throughout this week of cross country skiing our aim is to improve your skiing and have you leave this trip with a sense of satisfaction and a view to taking on more challenging mountain ski journeys in the future. We return to our hotel at Haukliseter for our final meal and celebration of a week 'well skied'.

  • Today is departure day, and your trip includes a transfer from Høvringen to the railway station at Otta where you can catch the train to Olso and elsewhere. Please refer to the notes under 'Arrival & Departure' in the Trip Information. 

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment. 


On all of our trips we aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, comfortable, characterful, family run accommodation. We take time to research, update and view the best options available to us on every trip. Detailed below are the hotels we use on this trip. The trip fees are based on two people sharing a room, what we call a 'twin' meaning two single beds in one bedroom. However on many of our trips single rooms are available on request for a supplementary fee.

On this point-to-point trip we spend three nights in the Hotel Rondablikk in en suite rooms, at Kvam, two nights at Putten Seter in traditional cabins with shared toilets and shower, and two nights at the end in the Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotel, Hoveringen with en suite rooms.

Rondablikk Hotel


Rondablikk does indeed have a remote feel to it, and the setting is beautiful. It is one of those large Norwegian hotels built to cater to the home market in the days before everyone went overseas in search of sun and snow. The bedrooms are very comfortable and there is a sauna and swimming pool available. All rooms are en suite. There is a large seating area with views to the mountains where you can relax. 

Putten Seter


Putten Seter is a very traditional Norwegian experience offering a range of cabins around a main building which houses the cafe. Sitting at 950 m (3116ft) above sea level, at the foot of Formokampen, near Rondane National Park, Putten Seter was once a summer mountain farm, but today caters for skiers and hikers in the Rondane mountains. The cabins provide a good introduction to the kind of accommodation which we often enjoy on point-to-point journeys. Wooden traditional build cabins, with a living room, and a number of bedrooms with shared toilet and shower facilities. 

Rondane Haukliseter Fjellhotell


Our hotel at Haukliseter is very typical of Norwegian mountain hotels. It is a cosy and welcoming hotel perched on the hillside with great views to the mountains. The rooms are all en suite, and there are characterful living rooms with local painted wooden furniture. The meals are usually Norwegian buffet style and plentiful. 

The hotel also has a ski waxing room, and the ski hire shop is just a few minutes walk along the road. There is also a sauna and if you choose to arrive a day early, or on an earlier train then you might find time to enjoy the heat. The hotel is run by Tore whom we can only describe as a very laid back character who fails to see the need for any hurry. He's great!

  • Important Update: Due to a landslide in August 2023 the train services are disrupted between Fåvang, and Ringebu with a bus replacing this section, representing a journey of about 15 minutes by bus. 


    We recommend flying to Gardermoen airport, Oslo. This is the main airport and is easily accessible from Oslo city. It is also possible to fly to Oslo Torp or Oslo Rygge with Ryanair, but you will need to allow more time between Olso city centre and these airports. Transfer links to Oslo are to be found on the Torp airport website

    To take advantage of the group transfer to your hotel, which is included in your fee, we ask you to plan your flights to take the train from Oslo Gardermoen airport at 1429hrs to Vinstra, arriving at 1730 hrs.  This can be done at, and the ticket downloaded to your phone.

    Note that our hosts take a typically Norwegian laid-back approach to picking up guests at the station. Normally, your ski guide will be arriving on the same train, however, if they are not then it is worth pointing out that you will have to actively 'look' for your transfer driver. It would be unusual if the vehicle has a 'taxi' sign as it will often be the hotel staff who will collect you. Vinstra is a small station and we suggest that if you have problems identifying your driver that you ring the hotel. If you wish to take a train other than the recommended one for the group arrival please note that the taxi transfer to the hotel will be at your own expense.

    Travelling to Oslo by Train: There are options for travel to Norway from all major European cities by train all giving you an opportunity to explore another city on your journey to the start of the holiday. For example from the UK you can overnight in Copenhagen, however there are many possibilities. The easiest way to book is via or

    If you would like to book the individual journeys yourself then using the UK to Copenhagen example here is how.

    Travel from London to Brussels using the Eurostar these tickets can be purchased up to 6 months ahead of your travel date. From here you can book at train from Brussels to Gothenburg (Gotëborg) adding a stopover in Copenhagen using the German Railway website A full day on the train sees you arriving in Copenhagen for an evening walk around the city before dinner. 

    The final leg of your journey is from Gothenburg Central Station to Oslo and this can be booked using Vy the Norwegian rail network website

    All the trains have Wi-Fi, charging points and restaurant cars, not to mention the stunning scenery that you will travel through.



    At the end of the trip we include, within the trip cost, one group transfer from the hotel to Otta where you can connect via the buses and trains to Oslo. Due to the bridge closure we recommend that you book the bus from Otta to Lillehammer and from there to Oslo airport. The bus departs from Otta at 0825, arriving at Lillehammer at 1022 hrs. The bus is operated by Innlandstraffikk and tickets from Otta Skysstasjon to Lillehammer Skysstasjon can be purchased from their website HERE.  The next train departs at 1111 hrs and arrives at Oslo airport at 1301 hrs. 

    It may also be possible to travel to Oslo late on the Friday evening if you have a very early flight on the Saturday. There are various hotels at Oslo airport which make an overnight prior to an early flight very easy. 

  • When booking a trip we ask you to acquire insurance to cover you for the following:

    Mountain Rescue Insurance

    It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, mountain rescue, cost of repatriation and personal accident risks. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. The maximum altitude for any trip can be checked on the 'At A Glance' box on each trip page. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip, then please ask us for specific details.

    Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance

    You should also have insurance to cover trip cancellation and curtailment. Please note that your deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, unless it is Tracks and Trails who cancel the trip due to a failure to reach the required minimum numbers. In this case we will offer you a refund or the option of transferring to another trip if one is available. We also advise that you should have insurance which covers baggage loss/equipment damage as Tracks and Trails will not be held responsible for loss/damage to baggage/equipment.

    COVID-19 Insurance

    As well as medical cover, we recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance so that if you fall ill and test positive for COVID-19 prior to (or during) your trip, you will be financially covered for cancelling your trip. You should also consider booking a policy that covers you if you have to cancel or curtail your holiday because you have to self-isolate. If you choose to cancel, cancellation charges will be payable, but if the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. Please read the clauses below detailing trip cancellation and curtailment.

    Travel Insurance covering COVID-19 is now available from a number of suppliers, Campbell Irvine, Trailfinders and Staysure. Please check their websites for the latest information on what is and isn't covered. It is likely that more companies will offer COVID related cover in the future.

    All of the above insurances are detailed in our Terms and Conditions

    If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Winter temperatures in Scandinavia are 'according to the locals' becoming warmer, which is why we now run trips in the months of January, and February, as well as the traditional ski touring months of March and April. Even in January when the daylight hours are short we find that we have more than enough time for skiing. We have never yet had guests feeling they were losing out in terms of ski hours by booking in January or February. There is a special pleasure to starting your ski day in the sunrise, and skiing back with the sunset. 

    Historically temperatures in December have averaged -8°Celsius (17.4°F), in January -9.7°Celsius (14.5°F), in February -9.2°Celsius (15.4°F), in March -6.6°Celsius (20.1°F), and in April -2.3°Celsius (27.9°). Clearly there is the potential for temperatures to drop much lower, but rarely lower than  -15°C (5°F).

    We have found over the years that these temperatures have not been unpleasant nor have any guests had problems dealing with the weather as it is generally a 'dry' cold, and of course this helps create great snow and therefore great ski tracks. If we do experience a cold snap where temperatures drop then we ensure that everyone is appropriately clothed and kitted out for the ski day. In this respect energy snacks and a thermos with a hot drink are a great comfort! 

    If you are booked on one of our 'Advanced' or 'Challenging' point-to-point journeys and we experience very cold temperatures eg -15°Celsius (5°F) then we would expect you to be able to be efficient and keep moving and to manage your comfort.

  • The great news is that in Norway there is no ski pass to buy, the tracks are free to everyone.

    With regard to the skis for this trip we use 'classic' style track skis with a half-metal edge which makes it easier to control your speed and direction. The skis are the new generation of ''skintec' skis with a half metal edge, such as the Åsnes Mountain Race 48 Skin and are mounted with a Rottefellar NNN-touring or Rottefellar NNN-BC binding. If you would prefer to have a BC binding / boot then please ensure that we know at least 6 weeks in advance as these are limited in supply.

    The cost of ski hire and the delivery of your skis to your first hotel will be 1000 NOK for winter 2024 for 6 days hire. Payment for this can be made by credit card or in cash. If you have your own NNN boots the cost will be 900 NOK. 

  • Your safety while skiing is our top priority. All skiers are requested to adhere to the Code of Conduct published by the International Ski Federation, or FIS. The aim is to make you, the skier, aware of how to avoid risks, take responsibility and act thoughtfully while on the cross-country ski tracks. 

    • Respect for others
      A cross-country skier must ski in such a manner that he/she does not endanger or
      prejudice others.
    • Respect for signs, direction and running style
      Trail marking signs must be respected on any trail marked with an indicated
      direction. A skier shall proceed only in that indicated direction and ski in the
      indicated running style.
    • Choice of trails and tracks
      On cross-country trails with more than one packed track, a skier should choose
      the right-hand track. Skiers in groups must keep in the right track behind each other. With free
      running style, skiers shall keep to their right-hand-side of the trail.
    • Overtaking
      A skier is permitted to overtake and pass another skier to the left or right. A skier ahead is not obliged to give way to an overtaking skier, but should allow a faster skier to pass whenever this is possible.
    • Encounter
      Cross-country skiers meeting while skiing opposite directions shall keep to their
      right. A descending skier has priority.
    • Poles
      A cross-country skier shall make the utmost effort to keep his poles close to his/her
      body when near another skier.
    • Control of speed
      A cross-country skier, and especially going downhill, shall always adapt his/her
      speed to personal ability and to the prevailing terrain and visibility and to the
      traffic on the course. Every skier should keep a safe distance from the skiers ahead. As a last resort, an intentional fall should be used to avoid collision.
    • Keeping trails and tracks clear
      A skier who stops must leave the trail. In the case of a fall, he/she shall clear the trail
      without delay.
    • Accident
      In case of an accident, everyone should render assistance.
    • Identification
      Everybody at an accident, whether witnesses, responsible parties or not, must
      establish their identity. 
  • When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you will encounter and accommodation you will be staying in.


    This trip uses ‘classic’ style track skis. If you are bringing your own skis they must fit in the tracks, so should be a maximum of 66mm at their widest point, but we would advise a maximum of 60mm. You can use track skis which are 'waxing', 'fishscale' or 'skintec'. You can also use track skis with a metal edge, or half metal edge. If in doubt about the suitability of your own skis contact us.

    Skis, boots, and poles - can be hired at the start of the trip. The cost of hire is indicated in 'Trip Information'. If you are intending to hire you must inform us as soon as possible as equipment must be booked in advance. The type of ski supplied by the hire shop is provided in the 'Ski Rental and Ski Pass' section of the Trip Information page.

    • Wax Cork and Ski Scraper - only if using 'waxing' skis, these can be bought at the hire shop. If hiring skis you do not require a cork or scraper as they will be 'skintec'.
    • Waxes - if required, these will be supplied by Tracks and Trails
    • Rucksack - 25 to 30 litres with waist and chest strap. You need space to carry your kit, and an item of group kit
    • Rucksack waterproof cover or liner to keep contents dry
    • Water container - 1 litre, drink tubes and bottles stowed on the outside of your rucksack usually freeze in winter
    • Whistle


    • Waterproof jacket - essential, this must keep you dry during a day of continuous snowfall or at least as dry as any waterproof jacket ever keeps you!
    • Waterproof trousers - in case of heavy snowfall
    • Trousers - lightweight, windproof and warm
    • Thermal top - long sleeves
    • Thin fleece - long sleeves
    • Waistcoat - fleece/wind stopper
    • Gloves x 2 (one thick and one thin)
    • Over-mittens for colder days can be useful
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat
    • Head/ear band
    • Duvet jacket (or second warm layer)
    • Scarf or 'Buff' for neck
    • Socks - 2 or 3 pairs


    • Lip salve
    • Sunscreen - essential
    • Sunglasses - essential
    • Goggles - or Nordic Ski Visor
    • Snack bars/chocolate
    • Tissues - we recommend biodegradable bags to dispose of rubbish
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash

    Personal First Aid

    • Personal medication
    • Blister plasters (e.g. Compeed)
    • Painkillers/anti-inflammatory
    • Glucose tablets/Energy gel
    • 2 x Rehydration sachets - eg Dioralyte
    • Throat lozenges
    • Antiseptic cream/spray


    • Mountain Rescue/Ski Insurance documents - compulsory
    • Passport
    • Credit card
    • Cash - Norwegian Kroner

    Additional Items

    • Slippers for use at accommodation
    • Clothing for use at accommodation
    • Hair dryer if required (it is not standard for Norwegian hotels to provide one)
    • Travel Kettle if required (it is not standard for Norwegian hotels to provide one)
    • Swimwear for the pool and sauna
    • Camera/ Book/Music
    • Toiletries – soap/shower gel; not all accommodation supplies these
    • Ear plugs - if room sharing
    • Small thermos for hot drinks
    • Short gaiters for snowy days, useful but not compulsory
    • Head torch - plus spare batteries, can be useful
    • Padlock - for luggage being transferred

    **Supplementary snacks if you follow a gluten free or coeliac diet**

    Medium sized kitbag – you must be able to lift your luggage as not all hotels have elevators. Your luggage will be transported between accommodations by taxi and therefore we ask that you restrict your luggage to ONE item.

    Leaders are all first aid trained and carry their own first aid kit


  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit and safety of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and usually just a case of sharing a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. For example on a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    If you are booking a trip in winter there will be a few additional safety items. These will be distributed in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • This trip is graded 'Improver' and is the perfect progression for anyone who has done our Italian Ski Weekend and now wants to improve their technique. It is ideal if you have done at least 3 days previous instruction, and by that we do mean 'instruction' rather than self-taught.

    We will spend two days skiing around Rondablikk then on the third day we undertake a short journey to our next hotel at Mysuseter, we then spend a day skiing around Mysuseter, before our final journey day to Høvringen. A perfect mix of centre based and ski journeys. We have given the full grade description below for your convenience: 

    "This trip is designed as a continuation from our ‘Beginner’ holidays. We will start with re-visiting the basic skills to control speed and direction, and how to snowplough to bring your skis to a stop. Expect to ski on a mixture of flat and gently undulating terrain, all on prepared trails. We will help you develop your skills to allow you to confidently travel on a variety of terrain, both uphill and downhill. Time will be spent each day doing exercises/drills, which will improve your overall technique. Each day we will aim to do a short journey to give you time to consolidate your technique. At all times you can expect a high level of instruction and support. Time on skis will be between 4-5 hours covering between 10-15 km (6-9.4 miles) per day, with the possibility for one longer, but relaxed day, of between 20-25 km (12.5-15.6 miles)"

  • For each of our trips a minimum number of guests is required before we can confirm that your trip will go-ahead. The minimum and maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £300.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class ski instructors who are passionate about their work. 

    Your ski instructor will be a BASI qualified, or equivalent, Nordic Ski Instructor. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors and is one of Europe's leading examining boards for those choosing a career in snow sports. For some countries your ski instructor will hold the national qualification required for the country you are visiting. All are all fully qualified, insured, and hold the correct documentation.

    In the majority of cases your instructor will also be a fully qualified and experienced International Mountain Leader. International Mountain Leaders are not only qualified to ensure the safe management of the group, but are also a source of knowledge about the local flora and fauna, and traditions of the area which you are visiting. 

    Please note your instructor has complete discretion to make a daily decision on whether or not to take the advertised route based on the weather and the ability of the members of the group. They have our authority to make any route changes they believe are necessary in the interests of safety and enjoyment. 

    You can learn more about our guides and instructors on the About Us page. 

  • On this trip you will have full luggage support. Your luggage will be transported to the next hotel on our route and you only need to ski with a small rucksack with essential items. Please note we recommend one medium-sized kitbag per person. We will be staying in three different hotels, and only one of these has a 'lift'. You will need to be able to carry your own bag up several flights of stairs to your bedroom.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • Your leader will carry the correct maps and you are not expected to navigate, but if you would like to have maps of the itinerary you will find that those listed below cover the route: 

    Nordeca: Høvringen - Kvamsfjellet 1:50,000

    Nordeca 2509: Ringebu 1:50,000

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will often only accept payment in the local currency in cash.

  • Food

    We encourage you to experience local tastes and dishes and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for traditional food. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance which will make you ill then the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but we would advise that you bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you are vegetarian his is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. Our accommodation will try to cater for those with vegan diets but in remote refuges in the mountains this is more difficult. If you would like to discuss the suitability of a trip for a vegan diet contact us

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we apologise, but we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness.

    We request that you do not CHANGE your dietary requirements during the trip as we will have pre-ordered your meals.


    The countries we visit all have tap water which is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel or mountain hut is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water.

    Due to rising temperatures in the summer months some mountain huts are having to restrict water usage. Which may mean that you are unable to shower in some mountain refuges.

    At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly.

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for the country you are visiting, paying attention to your citizenship. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

    We ask that you carry a paper copy of your passport with you on your trip. We suggest keeping your passport in your rucksack, and a paper copy of your passport in any luggage you might have. If your trip is without luggage transfers then keep a paper copy somewhere in your rucksack, separate from your original document. 

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    Plug, Socket & Voltage by Country

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    For UK residents travelling to an EU country you should obtain and bring with you a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance.

    If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Please check this before departing. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 

  • We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. In this respect due to the specialised nature of our holidays, we co-sell a number of trips with 'partner' companies. All the trips being sold by Tracks and Trails are organised by Tracks and Trails, but you may find guests from other companies on your trip. Partners are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our ethos and standards. By encouraging other companies to sell our trips it means your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements. We guarantee that companies with whom we work will offer the same price package. If you have any questions about this policy contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation; breakfast, packed lunch, dinner and thermos refill, based on two sharing
  • The fees and expenses of a qualified BASI Nordic Ski Teacher/International Mountain Leader
  • Transfers from Vinstra station to our hotel at Rondablikk
  • Transfers from Hovringen to the railway station at Otta
  • Luggage transfers (1x bag per person)
  • Supply of grip waxes if required
  • Supply of climbing 'skins' if required
  • Free use of the ski trails, no pass to be purchased

What's Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Ski hire if required 
  • Rail travel within Norway
  • Transfers to/from the train station outwith the group pick up time
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At a Glance

From Price £2095
Holiday Type Point to Point Track Skiing
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 4-8
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 1485m (4870ft)
Countries Visited Norway
Meet In Rondablikk, Norway
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